The majority of the American population believes that the legalization of marijuana is more important to the development of society than the advent of tech services like Uber and Airbnb. This is according to a new poll.
The federal government continues to sandbag the issue of pot reform in the United State, but a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey has found that 47% of the citizens across the country believe that “relaxing laws against the use of marijuana” is a step in the right direction. Only 30% of the respondents believed that efforts to legalize marijuana were on the wrong path. Twenty percent of the people polled reported not giving a damn either way.
The most fascinating aspect of the latest poll is not that most Americans support the legalization of the cannabis plant, but that they thought that this issue was bigger than the technological advancement of “gig economies,” which are represented by the popular public services like Uber and Airbnb.
The survey further discovered that only 38% of the population feels progression of this nature (technical advances) is important to the continued development society. Twelve percent said these contributions were a downfall. Once again, the other 20% reported that they did not care about the issue either way.
It is equally as interesting that the demise of prohibition shined brighter in the survey as any other controversial issue. This included the creation of “more restrictive laws on abortion,” which 36% said was moving forward in a positive manner. “The more active involvement of religious groups in politics,’ garnered favorable support from only 24% of the respondents.
It seems there are more Americans who support pot reform in the U.S. then there are people backing women’s right and those working to integrate God deeper inside the schizophrenic chambers of our government.
In contrast, legalizing marijuana did not fare as well as some issues. A strong majority of the population, almost 59%, stands firm on the idea that gay and lesbian right is heading in the right direction. The real winner however is the public’s deep seeded addiction to social media. More than 60% of respondents said they believe the concept of constant cat memes, depressing status updates, duck faces, and political diatribes is a positive development.
The result of the latest poll is not really that shocking.
Over the past years, surveys have been published revealing the American public’s support for the legalization of marijuana. Analysts suggest that once public opinion consistently lingers in the 60-65% range, Congress will be forced to make changes to the federal marijuana laws.